Shortly after the heart-breaking news that ABC was dropping Nashville, CMT swooped in and saved the day by picking it up. In light of the network switch, fans have been wondering when they can expect Nashville season 5 to hit their screens. Well, it looks like Nashies might finally have their answer.
Charles Esten from the show was performing at the Grand Ole Opry on Aug. 12 when he revealed Nashville season 5 would premiere in December. Show creator Callie Khouri was also reportedly at the Opry when Esten made the announcement.
This is not an official announcement, though. While it's most likely true, a CMT spokesperson said that a premiere date had not yet been set.
What can fans expect from the 22-episode fifth season? Khouri recently told CMT that the show will be delving more into the collapse of the music business and the rougher side of the industry.
"This stuff is really hard. You can't just put out a record and suddenly it's No. 1 and all of a sudden they're big stars. That's not how it happens," Khouri explained. "So, I think we are going to deal more with the struggle of it. I think that's a truer representation of what's really going on."
All of Nashville's main cast, aside from Will Chase and Aubrey Peeples (Luke and Layla), will be returning for season 5.